Family Store Retail Assistant and Driver

Blenheim Family Store

  • Delivery and pickup of goods on the truck
  • Customer service interactions in-store and in the community
  • Mixed and varied tasks to keep engaged

This permanent position is for 15 hours per week (Monday Friday, 9:00am 12:00pm).

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865. We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005. The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer. The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.

About The Blenheim Salvation Army

The Blenheim Salvation Army works throughout Marlborough to care for people, transform lives, and reform society. Our Family Store serves to generate funding for this mission in Blenheim, as well as being a point of referral to our other services and providing employment and volunteer opportunities in the community.

About the role

The Family Store Retail Assistant and Driver will ensure the store presents a positive image of The Salvation Army in line with its mission of caring for people, transforming lives, and reforming society. The Family Store Retail Assistant and Driver will collect, deliver and assist with processing goods to, from, and in the Family Store in a way that provides excellent service to our customers and donors (both in-store and in the community) with maximum efficiency.

Key tasks:

  • Maintaining good customer service with customers and donors
  • Collecting and delivering of goods in our truck
  • Processing of donations into the store
  • Storing and goods management of donations and purchases

Person specification:

  • A current clean full driver's licence
  • Physically fit and capable of frequent lifting
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good spatial awareness
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Tania Murphy on 03 578 3238 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Application form can be downloaded here.

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance.

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 30 July 2021.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.